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2007/2008 = Failure.
Dream: I Don't Want Any Kids
Kobe Bryant jumps over a speeding Aston Martin!
Evan Almighty - an incredible story of faith
I am not a slimy old man
2 blue moons
ODE to the Person Who has Made the Biggest Impact ...

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    Thursday, September 3

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    2007/2008 = Failure.
    Wednesday, June 18

    An appropriate end for one of the worst years of my life.

    Again, to taste a bit of happiness, then to have it snatched away just when you relax... My chest hurts.

    I can't even think about the game anymore. I'm too tired to be angry.

    Congrats, Boston.

    yakob at 12:12 AM



    There's always next year.
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    MVP! MVP! MVP!
    Tuesday, May 6

    Finally, Kobe Wins MVP.

    some exerpts from the article:

    "I don't know anybody who's ever deserved this trophy more. I don't know anybody who's ever worked as hard to accomplish what he's accomplished," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who had five-time MVP Michael Jordan with Chicago and was at the Lakers' helm when Shaquille O'Neal won the award in 2000.

    "I've said since two, three years ago that Kobe Bryant is the best player in the league," James said before the Cavaliers faced the Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. "He's been the best player the last five, six years. I'm glad he won it. His team had a great year, finishing first in the West."

    Bryant averaged 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.84 steals while playing all 82 games despite tearing a ligament in his right pinkie in February. He put off surgery until after the Olympics.

    MVP Voting

    The contenders jockeyed for the top spot all season, but Kobe Bryant came out as the winner of the NBA's MVP voting.

    Pl. Player, Team 1st-pl.Votes Points
    1. Kobe Bryant, LAL 82 1100
    2. Chris Paul, NO 28 894
    3. Kevin Garnett, BOS 15 670
    4. LeBron James, CLE 1 438
    5. Dwight Howard, ORL -- 60


    I am happy for Kobe, for the Lakers, and for the city of Los Angeles. I am also absolutely floored that it took this long. Here is a list of the past winners:

    2006-07 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
    2005-06 - Steve Nash, Phoenix
    2004-05 - Steve Nash, Phoenix
    2003-04 - Kevin Garnett, Minnesota
    2002-03 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio
    2001-02 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio
    2000-01 - Allen Iverson, Philadelphia
    1999-00 - Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
    1998-99 - Karl Malone, Utah
    1997-98 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
    1996-97 - Karl Malone, Utah

    Several things stick out at me: First, Shaq only won ONE MVP? I mean, I'm kind of a Shaq hater, but he only dominated the league for nearly a decade. I'm looking at the list above, and to be honest, the only guys on that list that really deserve to be there are Shaq, Duncan, and Jordan. Really, AI was MVP? Karl Malone?! KG who admittedly was solid and held the fort in Minnesota for years, but never went anywhere with them? (I mean, this was his best yr, by far, but he didn't even deserve it this year)

    And Steve Nash. Ok, ok. The fact that a little white guy can be fast, smart, pass, and make his teammates better is amazing. A great aberration, to be sure, and he makes basketball entertaining. But MVP? heck no! He never should of won his first one. So when he did better the next season (when he didn't deserve it, either), people gave it to him again, simply cause he won it the year before, and improved his game. Those two seasons make me furious, as it should every fan. Not only did it go to the wrong person, it completely changed the definition of what MVP means. Now, it means the guy who makes his teammates better (and Kobe amazingly won despite that faulty criteria this year, essentially becoming the most valuable player AND the best player that made his teammates better). The problem is, this immediately favors PGs, who have the ball most often, and are likely to hand out assists and put other players in scoring position. By this retarded criteria, Shaq didn't win multiple MVPs despite dominating teams, causing coaches to change the game and come up with "hack-a-shaq." For this same reason, KG will never win. Chris Paul and Lebron, both who handle the ball a lot and rack up assists, are in prime position to win this for the next 5-10 yrs.

    It used to mean, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. Meaning, the best player. If you had to win RIGHT NOW (not next year, not the next 5 years), which ONE player who would you want on your team? Let me tell you, if you posed that question to the league, the answer would be nearly unanimous from all the coaches and players: Kobe Bryant.

    HE WORKS HARDER than anyone in the game. Harder than even Jordan (as reported by Tex Winters and Phil Jackson, ex-Bulls coaches, and MJ's ex-trainer). He spends hours studying tape of other players and other teams, while other NBA stars are partying up. In fact, that was one of the hardest knocks on him by teammates in his early years. He was so intense, so focused on being the best in the world, that he had no time for partying or chumming it up with teammates. He spent hours in the gym prefecting shots that no other player would attempt. We see a fantastic, unbelievable shot by Kobe in a game and think that it was a miracle. The thing is, he practiced those crazy "miracle" shots, over and over, until it was a regular shot for him.

    EVERY year, he adds a facet to his game. One year, it was to get stronger (he was tired of being pushed around by bigger defenders), and he came out BUFF. Another year, it was to shoot 3s. (He dramatically improved his 3pt shooting %, and now the deadly 3 is just part of his arsenal). Another year, he decided to shoot banks, and he added THAT to his arsenal. Two years ago, he started shooting jumpers WITH HIS LEFT HAND. Not layups, but JUMPERS. He wasn't just screwing around. He had practiced it with regularity, and was hitting them in games, too. Now, if I was an opposing player, I might be a little pissed, that a guy was shooting with his left, as if shooting with his right might be too easy. But anyone who knows KB's drive knows that he's just loading up on his weapons.

    His PASSION. The dude is FIERCE. There are only a handful of guys in the past two decades who are this passionate about bball. MJ, Sir Charles, KG, Kobe. That's it.

    The result: The most talented player this game has EVER SEEN. That's right, I said it. MJ was much stronger to the basket. Dunked more, etc. But Kobe has many many more moves, many more options, and is a much better passer. (All confirmed by ex-Bulls players and coaches) Lebron is a better passer, and is definitely stronger. But his offensive moves are elementary by comparison (if not jaw-dropping for the sheer power), and his defense is pathetic compared to Kobe's. Lebron himself has said repeatedly since he came into the League that Kobe is the best in the game, but for some reason, people won't listen. Coaches say over and over that Kobe is the deadliest player, the person they fear most in the fourth quarter. I'll say it again, there is no one as balanced offensively and defensively, no one with more moves and weapons, no one who is as talented.

    Look at the list of past winners again, and it is seriously laughable. AI? Seriously, who fears AI? Karl Malone? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Steve Nash? Nowitzki? Those guys are all simply contained with a good game plan. There is no stopping Kobe. Kobe should have at least 4 if not 5 MVPs by now. The only explaination for this is that people just like to hate on Kobe. They don't like his face, they don't like his aloof behavior, they don't like his smirk (that's actually his genuine smile, you jerks), they don't like his moral faults (throw that first stone, you sinner). It's crazy how active people are in hating Kobe. Stop judging and give the recognition that is due.

    LONG OVERDUE. Congrats, Kobe.

    yakob at 9:42 PM


    Kobe is unstoppable. He deserves the MVP. But I still hate him. =)
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    Dream: I Don't Want Any Kids
    Thursday, April 24

    I was playing with some kids. I don't know who they were, or whose they were. Maybe my brother's future kids? I was having a great time, and they were so darn cute. Just adorable. I was hugging one of them, and suddenly I became sad that I wouldn't have kids of my own. More specifically, that I wouldn't have kids with my ex, E. That magical combo is lost, and we would not be able to share the joy of children together. I would never be able to meet my kids that should have been. I felt like someone had murdered my children. /dream

    The weight of the sorrow was deep and heavy, and I woke up, crying.

    I immediately started laughing, of course. Who wakes up crying? Only me, I guess. Over something so silly, too. But the strain of struggling to laugh while crying was too much, and I was tired anyway, so I stopped fighting and just accepted that I was crying for a few minutes. I felt a lot better.

    The funny thing is, lately I've been hating kids. There is nothing I dread more than having to examine a child. Little buggers can't be reasoned with. I'd rather deal with an animal, to tell the truth. To the point where I don't think I'll want children in the future. Or maybe kind of conveniently ignore them until they become awkward teenagers. Or maybe this is just me missing my youth group kids. I don't know.

    yakob at 5:03 AM


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    Kobe Bryant jumps over a speeding Aston Martin!
    Monday, April 14

    Can Kobe jump vertically and clear a speeding Aston Martin going 50mph? Would he?

    Amazing? Crazy? Fake?!

    Probably the last, but you know what, when I first saw this, I didn't blink. Kobe Bryant is perfectly capable of something like this. No surprise. He is athletic, he is precise, and never ceases to amaze. Having said all that, he is also freaking smart, and he would never put his career at risk like that. You don't need to freeze frame this badboy. Even if all the shadows did match, I don't think Kobe would do it.

    Then again, he did put his entire legacy and career at risk by committing adultery, a stain that will never be erased. (Much like King David sleeping with Bathsheba) So, who knows? Maybe.

    &1: this post is dedicated to echan, my single reader, who kindly reminded me that I have a blog. :) Thanks!


    On Fri, the Lakers stomped on NO and CP3 to gain the Western Conference lead, then on Sunday, crushed the Spurs to solidify it. We are going to end on top.

    Stay tuned for an objective prediction for MVP for this NBA season.

    yakob at 10:09 PM


    hey, there's more than one of us out here!! keep blogging - i miss hearing from you:)

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    Friday, February 1

    Oh, monumental day! Today, the Lakers traded Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, and future picks for PAU GASOL!!!

    I'm so happy!!!

    We're going back to the Finals and we'll win the Championship! Lakers-Celtics! The rivalry will be revived!!! Oh me! Oh my!!

    yakob at 5:58 PM


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    Evan Almighty - an incredible story of faith
    Tuesday, December 11

    I was expecting a funny movie, and I got it. I know it got mixed reviews, and I don't think it was a big money makers for the studio. But despite it being a comedy, it incredibly retains many of the themes that are actually present in the biblical story.

    1) Evan is ridiculed by all his neighbors
    2) Evan is abandoned by his family, including his WIFE, his children. (they go back to him later)
    3) Evan is pulled from normal life and work to do something that seems absurd to everyone else in the world.
    4) Not one person understands him
    5) When the wife returns, she says something like, "I don't understand this, but i will follow you anyway because I love you." That line was better than every wedding vow I have ever heard.

    This is a great movie. Better than most sermons I've heard lately.

    yakob at 1:53 AM


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    I am not a slimy old man
    Saturday, November 17

    There is something that happened a number of times recently that is bothering me. It goes something like this.

    I will be talking with a young female who happens to be wearing some halter-top thingy that is supposedly showing cleavage ("supposedly" because usually this is an asian girl) with a thin button sweater over it.

    Mind you, I am looking at the girl's face as I am talking to her, I swear. I'm not a boobs person, as anyone who knows me personally will attest to. I'm strictly a legs (and ankles) guy. So I take it a little personally when during our conversation, the girl pulls in the edges of her sweater closer, as if to cover the peep show.

    What the hell.

    First of all, YOU put the show out there for everyone to see, so don't be offended if people were to look. (and why would it be ok for some other random guy to look, and not me? is there something worse about ME looking? what is that all about?!) Second of all, I DIDn'T look, and I don't even have a desire to look. (I mean, if it were something particularly impressive, I admit, I would be tempted, but I sure wouldn't try to sneak a peek while TALKING to you. Jeez, how stupid would that be.)

    I would usually attribute this cover-up action to the recent cold, except that these situations usually occur indoors, where it is warm.

    I don't like being made to feel like a lecherous, slimy old man when I didn't do anything. SO STOP IT.

    yakob at 11:34 PM


    Next time that happens, you should say, "what exactly are you trying to cover up, ms. molehill?"

    Just kidding do not say that.
    at least you're doing ophtho... what if you have to intently listen to her heart (esp the apex), and feel for the PMI.
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    2 blue moons
    Thursday, October 4

    Another day in this life that is not mine.

    The busy-ness of life distracts you from wounds, toys take your mind off hurts, but when you least expect it, when you're just having a drink with the boys, POW! and when you're reeling from that, POWPOWPOW!

    I keep hearing Stewie say, "Now is the winter of your discontent!"

    That line was so funny the first time I heard it. Now it just seems true.

    yakob at 2:18 AM


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    ODE to the Person Who has Made the Biggest Impact In My Life to Date
    Thursday, June 21

    yakob at 1:00 AM


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